Polling In Delhi Amid Red Alert For Heatwave On May 25 'Temperatures To Be High,' Say Weather Officials

(MENAFN- Live Mint) "The India India Meteorological Department forecasted heatwave to severe heatwave conditions for Delhi on May 25. Thus the national capital will be on red alert when the residents will go to polls in the sixth phase of the Lok Sabha elections, HT reported quoting weather officials and meteorology at Skymet Weather Vice President and a private Indian weather forecaster, Mahesh Palawat said,“Our warnings show that temperatures are likely to be high in heatwave category but voting is important and as far as we understand, measures are being taken to prevent emergencies,” reported HT. He noted that the temperature is expected to rise to at least 45°C on Saturday, the polling day added,“The wind direction has changed to easterly briefly. There is a cyclonic circulation over Haryana, which can cause isolated thunderstorms. But humidity is only 30%, so, there is no moisture. Its almost dry.\"Mahesh Palawat pointed out that polling day will be dry and hot. Clear skies with high-velocity winds will prevail. He urged Delhi residents to be prepared for heatwave conditions on the day the Election Commission of India (ECI) is making arrangements to protect voters from the adverse effects of extreme heat, weather officials urge the public to exercise caution when exposed.


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